Thank you to our 2021 digital event sponsors

Content Spotlight Sponsors

JBT Aerotech - Cargo Content Sponsor

JBT is a leading global supplier of customised solutions and services for high value applications in air transportation. JBT ground support equipment includes Commander, Ranger, Halverson and Atlas cargo loaders, transporters, Tempest de-icers, Lektro towbarless tractors, pushback tractors, mobile passenger steps, beltloaders, JetPower ground power units, JetAire conditioned air equipment, Jetway boarding bridges, iOPS asset monitoring systems, together with baggage/facilities operations monitoring and maintenance systems. JBT emphasises value for its customers with designs featuring ease of operation, ease of maintenance and a low total cost of ownership. JBT – for the perfect turn.

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Aviaco GSE - GSE Content Sponsor

After being a well-known GSE provider in the aviation sector for decades, Aviaco is now one of the largest global companies, currently supplying used and refurbished ground support equipment for the aviation sector in more than 90 countries across the world. The company has a wide portfolio of services which includes the sale and purchase of high quality ground support equipment worldwide, with a specialisation in Africa, Asia and Europe; short and long term GSE rental; refurbishment, repair and maintenance services; fleet management and other value-added services such as door-to-door transport services, spare parts delivery and commissioning onsite.
With a back-up of more than 25 years of experience, the Aviaco team is ready to meet the most demanding requests from its customers.

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Market Reconnect Sponsor


TCR is the leading provider of ground support equipment services and sales of used GSE worldwide. It is involved in leasing, fleet sale and rent-back as well as repair and maintenance and ramp assistance. Based at Brussels airport, TCR today employs over 1200 staff and is present in over 150 airports in Europe, Asia-Pacific and America. TCR's fleet comprises 35,000 assets of which 30% is electrical. The world's leading handling companies, airlines, airports and cargo handlers turn to TCR for their GSE requirements.

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Virtual Supporters


Our Vision: "A sustainable, interconnected and affordable Air Transport industry in Africa where African Airlines become key players and drivers to African economic development."​

Our Mission: "To promote, serve African Airlines and champion Africa’s aviation industry."

Our Strategic Objectives:
1. Safe, secure and reliable air transport: - Promote the industry best practices to support safe, secure and reliable air transport in Africa.
2. Enhance the visibility, reputation and influence of African Airlines in the global aviation industry.
3. Sustainable air transport: - Advocate for the reduction of costs of air transport services in Africa by reducing taxes, fees and charges. - Strive for the implementation of cost-effective Human Resource Development. - Lobby for market access to increase revenues and enhance connectivity for the aviation sector in Africa.
4. Cooperation: - Undertake the implementation of joint initiatives aimed at reducing operating costs for airlines, increase revenues and market share. - Facilitate and encourage partnership among African airlines.
5. Data intelligence - Become a hub for data, intelligence and expertise on the African Aviation Industry.

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AviaDev has established itself as a trusted platform offering insight and bringing together key voices from the African aviation sector. AviaDev has been delivering digital content to the industry for over 5 years through candid podcasts, video's and social media posts.

Covid-19 has changed the way many of us are currently marketing our businesses. AviaDev is able to offer your business many digital solutions. Depending on your needs, we listen and advise you on the best platform to achieve your objectives.

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AviAssist Foundation

AviAssist is the only independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting professionalism in African aviation safety. For over 25 years we have been acting as a catalyst for safety improvements in African aviation: impartial & independent.

We were founded to provide affordable access to world class safety promotion in Africa and that is what we still do today. Always learning, improving and developing. Our BIG vision is a series of three AviAssist Safety Promotion Centres throughout Africa, starting in Rwanda.

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The ground handling industry is the foundation of air transport. Ground handlers support passengers throughout every step of the airport journey and are indeed the hidden champions of the sky. Everything we do, below and above wing – from check-in and boarding to aircraft fueling, towing and de-icing makes air travel possible! No plane can take off without us.

Airport Services Association (ASA) is the globally recognized trade association for the independent ground and air cargo handling industry and is the voice of the 1.6 million men and women who service the aircraft on the ground.

At ASA, we are determined to get the message across; independent ground handling service providers (GHSPs) make up over half of this wonderful business, and as such deserve recognition. We are working constantly to strengthen the reputation of the ground handling industry and advance the interests of our sector.

There has never been a better time to join a trade association! In the increasingly complex aviation landscape, ASA unites members to provide a platform where our independent companies can drive change, influence the industry and promote safety and quality at our airports.

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